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Posted: 6/29/2015 9:59:03 PM EDT
Never would I have thought I would do such a thing.  Bought a XLR Carbon Chassis with their folding mechanism and a 5 round AICS mag for my Savage Hog Hunter.

7 week wait.  Motherfucker better be as good as everything I've read about it.

Anyone have one?
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 10:07:00 PM EDT
For me $1200 better be a full rifle with scope, pod and some ammo Hope it works great for you.  Looks nice as hell that's for sure.


Eta. Why did it hot link that?
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 10:10:38 PM EDT
Then you probably should be sitting down when he tells us about his scope and rings!
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 10:11:35 PM EDT
I bought the element to avoid having the tube.

It's fantastic! Can't say enough good things about it.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 10:13:36 PM EDT
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BSA Sweet 22?


Serious question:  Why something like that over a "traditional" stock like a McMillan A-series?  I'm guessing the rail lets you add NV/thermal?  EDIT: or an AICS for that matter.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 10:14:49 PM EDT
If I had the money for it, and a Remington 700, I'd fo on that.

Be sure to give an AAR in a couple months when you get it!
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 10:16:01 PM EDT
I get that it might be the kitty's titties,

but for that kind of cash they look so... uh... unrefined. Congrats on the purchase nonetheless



Link Posted: 6/29/2015 10:20:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 10:24:59 PM EDT
WTF?
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 10:30:53 PM EDT
No way.

Why not just go all the way.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 10:34:44 PM EDT
I feel your pain OP.  I spent a stupid amount of money on a stock/chassis also.  I can't say it was worth every penny, but it's pretty close.  It's like a whole new rifle, and my long(er) range accuracy and groups shrunk considerably.  More than I had expected.



Enjoy.






Link Posted: 6/29/2015 10:43:23 PM EDT
I like mine, but I got the lower priced one. Absolutely love it, and if I could go back in time, I'd order it again. My .30-06 build:

Link Posted: 6/29/2015 10:45:22 PM EDT
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Then you probably should be sitting down when he tells us about his scope and rings!


BSA Sweet 22?


Serious question:  Why something like that over a "traditional" stock like a McMillan A-series?  I'm guessing the rail lets you add NV/thermal?


Ergos, personal preferences, ect? I just bought a fancyish Rem 700 in a HS Precision stock and ain't a fan of the way it feels. Great gun, great stock, but still not a huge fan. As soon as I ditch my AK, I'm ordering a foliage green "hunting" Eliseo chassis they're just smexy IMO but I'm not a fan of the XLR though..

Link Posted: 6/29/2015 10:52:53 PM EDT
Your money your rules! I like it.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 10:54:40 PM EDT
I know how you feel, I dropped nearly $1k a few years back on an AICS 2.0.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 11:49:55 PM EDT
I've been tossing back and forth between this and a the KRG HABU. The Habu is over the double price, but it is sexy as hell. However, due to the price I will probably end up with the XLR and a Carbon fiber barrel from Proof on my next 6.5mm Creedmoore build.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 11:54:02 PM EDT
I won't ever know the feeling, post up a pic of the gun as it sits OP.   What distance do you shoot?
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 12:09:31 AM EDT
I'm using a McRees.  I liked the XLR, but could not justify the added $.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 12:13:07 AM EDT
Tactical stocks have been going 'full retard' for a few years now.

~$1100 is now about the going rate.

Chris
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 12:22:04 AM EDT
I know your pain OP.  I just impulse purchased an AI AE MKIII Covert a couple weeks ago.      At least it came with a can and spare barrel :-)

Those chassis always interested me before though but damn chassis are $$$.


Link Posted: 6/30/2015 12:29:52 AM EDT
There are several companies making similar chassis, why did you settle on that one?
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 8:19:33 AM EDT
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I feel your pain OP.  I spent a stupid amount of money on a stock/chassis also.  I can't say it was worth every penny, but it's pretty close.  It's like a whole new rifle, and my long(er) range accuracy and groups shrunk considerably.  More than I had expected.

Enjoy.


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I'd probably have looked at that one a lot more if it were available for Savage's.

Nice stick and that looks like a great place to shoot!
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 8:20:30 AM EDT
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I had a used 1.5 years ago on a LTR.  Something about AICS's I just don't like.  Ended up selling it for a profit though, so that was nice.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 8:21:28 AM EDT
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Working my way back up to 1k.  The range I just joined has a 1250 berm.  If I wear the barrel out on this I'll rebarrel it for something .308 based that will reach 1250, maybe .260?
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 8:24:16 AM EDT
sweet maybe ill pick it up off you in the EE in about 6 months for 1/2 price
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 8:25:40 AM EDT
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Looks, reviews, weight, and features.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 8:26:09 AM EDT
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Do I know you in real life?  Because it sounds like you know my MO...
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 8:31:18 AM EDT
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BSA Sweet 22?


Serious question:  Why something like that over a "traditional" stock like a McMillan A-series?  I'm guessing the rail lets you add NV/thermal?  EDIT: or an AICS for that matter.
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Then you probably should be sitting down when he tells us about his scope and rings!


BSA Sweet 22?


Serious question:  Why something like that over a "traditional" stock like a McMillan A-series?  I'm guessing the rail lets you add NV/thermal?  EDIT: or an AICS for that matter.


The rifle in my avatar had a McMillan A5 with their "Sniper Fill" and adjustable cheek piece.  I had it inlet for a Badger M5 DBM and it was bedded for that action.  I had over $1000 in it and I had to wait 6 months for the stock.  It weighed 2 pounds more than the XLR and wasn't anywhere near as ergonomic as the XLR is supposed to be.

I like the McM A-series stuff, but there are more modern options now that have more features built into them.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 8:46:06 AM EDT
Ya'll got some shit that is way above my paygrade...


Please keep the pics coming
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 6:57:36 PM EDT
I had a used 1.5 years ago on a LTR. Something about AICS's I just don't like. Ended up selling it for a profit though, so that was nice.
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I love mine, although I will admit I don't use the folding feature very much.  In fact, I would probably have been fine with a non-folder.  The AICS fits me perfect, though, but I do like the XLR and similar chassis systems.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 10:02:20 PM EDT
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I like mine, but I got the lower priced one. Absolutely love it, and if I could go back in time, I'd order it again. My .30-06 build:

http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad111/RocketmanOU/IMG_20150613_090218760-2%20-%20Copy_zpsw3amwfot.jpg
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I'm waiting on mine as well.  Just out of curiosity what height rings are you using?
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 10:16:56 PM EDT
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I'm waiting on mine as well.  Just out of curiosity what height rings are you using?
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I like mine, but I got the lower priced one. Absolutely love it, and if I could go back in time, I'd order it again. My .30-06 build:

http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad111/RocketmanOU/IMG_20150613_090218760-2%20-%20Copy_zpsw3amwfot.jpg


I'm waiting on mine as well.  Just out of curiosity what height rings are you using?


Valdada mediums
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 12:44:10 AM EDT
rem 700 .308
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 12:46:43 AM EDT
Nice! Those are good stocks.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 12:50:13 AM EDT
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BSA Sweet 22?


Serious question:  Why something like that over a "traditional" stock like a McMillan A-series?  I'm guessing the rail lets you add NV/thermal?  EDIT: or an AICS for that matter.
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Then you probably should be sitting down when he tells us about his scope and rings!


BSA Sweet 22?


Serious question:  Why something like that over a "traditional" stock like a McMillan A-series?  I'm guessing the rail lets you add NV/thermal?  EDIT: or an AICS for that matter.

They're A LOT lighter than either of those.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 12:57:26 AM EDT
that would feed me for six months....  
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 12:58:08 AM EDT
I have one on my savage that I shot in the PRS my first year.  Its a good chassis.  Still some things I miss about it.  I really miss the long forearm and the way it allowed me to shoot barricades.  Been thinking about getting a new one to replace the McMillon A5 on my current match rifle.





Mine was the first lefty savage that he ever made.  Might still be the only one.


 



eta:  there is an adjustable butt pad that they sell at cabellas that will replace the one that comes with it.  I hated that soft foam rubber one that it came with.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 7:49:12 AM EDT
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Nice looking sticks.  Especially like the XLR of course.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 7:51:41 AM EDT
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That I could see doing, not for the other stuff that's being mentioned in here. I'm not a fan of the cheap, flimsy looking stuff. AICS is the way to go.
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I know how you feel, I dropped nearly $1k a few years back on an AICS 2.0.


That I could see doing, not for the other stuff that's being mentioned in here. I'm not a fan of the cheap, flimsy looking stuff. AICS is the way to go.


Honest question here:  what about the XLR chassis in the OP, which is made from aluminum billet and carbon fiber, seems cheap or flimsy compared to the plastic of the AICS?
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 7:53:22 AM EDT
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I have one on my savage that I shot in the PRS my first year.  Its a good chassis.  Still some things I miss about it.  I really miss the long forearm and the way it allowed me to shoot barricades.  Been thinking about getting a new one to replace the McMillon A5 on my current match rifle.

Mine was the first lefty savage that he ever made.  Might still be the only one.
 

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Why'd you get rid of the XLR?  What, specifically, do you miss about it and what don't you miss about it?

Have a link to that butt pad?
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:38:31 PM EDT
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Honest question here:  what about the XLR chassis in the OP, which is made from aluminum billet and carbon fiber, seems cheap or flimsy compared to the plastic of the AICS?
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I know how you feel, I dropped nearly $1k a few years back on an AICS 2.0.


That I could see doing, not for the other stuff that's being mentioned in here. I'm not a fan of the cheap, flimsy looking stuff. AICS is the way to go.


Honest question here:  what about the XLR chassis in the OP, which is made from aluminum billet and carbon fiber, seems cheap or flimsy compared to the plastic of the AICS?


I can't speak to the AICS, but I like the XLR that I have, specifically because it is a very stout design, and was adjustable enough to make me (6', 230 lbs) very comfortable on it. It is most certainly more stout than a standard AR assembly, and I don't see me banging around with my bolt gun more roughly than I do my ARs, but I'm not parachuting into Baghdad anytime soon, either.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:47:26 PM EDT
I want one pretty bad but just cannot justify the cost over my bedded B&C medalist. 250$+ some epoxy, foam, duct tape and I have a perfectly fitted nail driver. My rifle doesn't look very tacticool though  Now If I had NV or a need for a monopod than maybe I could talk myself into one.  I'm a cheap bastard
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 9:23:59 PM EDT
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I want one pretty bad but just cannot justify the cost over my bedded B&C medalist. 250$+ some epoxy, foam, duct tape and I have a perfectly fitted nail driver. My rifle doesn't look very tacticool though  Now If I had NV or a need for a monopod than maybe I could talk myself into one.  I'm a cheap bastard
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Still have my Savage 12FV in a B&C Medalist. Very comfortable rifle to shoot, for sure.
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